USDA Eases WIC Food Package Rules for Texas Participants Affected by Harvey

On Sunday, Sept. 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a request from the Texas Health and Human Services to expand the the variety of certain WIC products allowed to be purchased with WIC benefits based on what is available on store shelves.

Here are the details:

  • Eggs. Participants will be allowed to purchase a variety of types of eggs in various pack sizes.
  • Bread. Participants will be allowed to purchase a variety of bread products in various sizes that are readily available at the retailer.  Retailers will be assisting participants in making their selections.
  • Fluid Milk. Participants over the age of one year will be allowed to substitute milk of any available fat content and type despite the designation of their food package. Flavored milk will not be considered.

If you lost WIC food or formula, lost a WIC card, or need to find an open WIC clinic, call Texas WIC at 1-(800) 942-3678 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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